The Nigerian Army has stepped up its manufacturing and procurement of high grade military weapons and vehicles in recent years.
This is being done with the aim of finding effective solutions to the security challenges faced by troops and civilians in the Northeast region of Nigeria.
An example of such high grade military vehicles is the United Arab Emirates (UAE) made Isotrex Phantom 2 Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle which has positively helped the Nigerian Army in fighting terrorism in Northeast Nigeria.
These images show troops of the Nigerian Army with the Isotrex Phantom 2 MRAP in Northeast Nigeria.
The Isotrex Phantom 2 MRAP has an overall length of 6.58m, a width of 2.65m and a gross weight of 19,000kg. It can be armed with a 12.7mm machine gun mounted on an open turret.
As a vehicle used on the frontline to combat terrorists, it offers protection from small arms fire and shell splinters. It can withstand bomb explosions with the presence of a blast mitigation floor.
Traveling with a speed of 110km/hr, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) made Isotrex Phantom 2 MRAP can cover a long distance in relatively short time which helps in accomplishing counter terrorism missions.
The use of Mine Resistant Ambush Protected MRAP vehicles in the Northeast region of Nigeria has helped to increase the survivability rate of soldiers against Improved Explosives Devices (IED).
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